Technical Project Manager

Job Category: IT
Reference HQ00019655
Directorate LGSS
Service IT
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate Contact us, £186.00 PAYE per day/£273.00 Umbrella per day

About the job:

As a Technical Project Manager working for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus LGSS, you will provide project management and consultancy for a variety of IT projects within a Programme Management environment.  This role will be to support the relocation of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Data Centre from the current site to a more flexible purpose-built building.  You will support this large programme of work with your solid technical knowledge experience of delivering wide-ranging IT projects predominantly in Waterfall methodology.

  • Start up, run and see to completion assigned projects following the Council’s adopted methodology, PRINCE2.
  • Work with the project sponsor, project board, Programme Manager and IT Managers to confirm the definition of the project, assisting them where necessary, to produce an agreed Business Case and Project Initiation Document.
  • Draw up detailed plans for IT projects and agree the resourcing of those plans with the Project Board and with senior management.
  • Formulate and lead a project team to carry out the tasks and deliver the products defined in the plan.
  • Manage the tasks of the project team, suppliers, and Council staff outside the project team, reporting progress, risks, issues and exceptions regularly to the programme manager, project sponsor and project board.
  • Work with members of the project team to analyse and redesign IT related business processes, taking a lead role as required
  • Ensure that appropriate quality checks are designed and carried out for each of the deliverables of the project.
  • Work with the Programme Manager to ensure the activities in the project are co-ordinated with the other projects in the programme.
  • Review the outcomes of projects and make recommendations for the next steps.
  • Experience of delivering IT Infrastructure and Application projects of varying size and complexity
  • Experience of network design / transformation / troubleshooting and a good industry understanding
  • Demonstrable experience of Risk Management
  • Knowledge of managing projects and resources to tight deadlines, with efficiency and accuracy
  • Extensive high-level all round knowledge and experience of ICT issues and technologies – technical credibility with high caliber suppliers and consultants and professional credibility with colleagues.
  • Knowledge of programme/project management methodologies with in-depth knowledge of at least one methodology.
  • Significant experience of delivering projects which have delivered to cost, quality and timescale.
  • A significant understanding of the workings of  large complex organisations and the challenges set in respect of the financial, legal and political arenas in which a large organisation operates.
  • Experience of working with suppliers and other partners outside the organisation
  • Experience of co-ordinating the activities of staff
  • Experience of working with Senior Managers
  • Experience of a delivering projects in a variety of environments and for a variety of business purposes.


Successful candidates will have PMP or Prince2 certification and be able to evidence the application of project management methodologies and tools across different projects and programmes.   With the ability to lead others and be highly flexible in style and able to provide strong leadership and direction candidates will be focused on getting results within challenging timescales.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, prorata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Consultants based on site within Shire Hall
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications
  • City centre location – great public transport links

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